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fish444 conservation genetics

Genetic software

We will use genetic-related software made freely available by their authors. The software has been downloaded to the computers in FSH 136, but if you wish to download the packages for private use, the home pages are listed below. The most useful program to learn to use is MS Excel.

EvoTutor (Lemmon) - a useful interactive learning tool for understanding an array of genetic principles.

PopG (Felsentein) - a great learning tool for testing all the principles introduced in the first few weeks.

The NCBI website for nucleotide searches, and for downloading submitted sequences.

ClustalW - an EMBL tool, used for aligning sequences

Mega (Kumar, Tamura, Jakobsen, Nei) - a simple program for phylogeny reconstruction

Genepop (Raymond and Rousset) - for population genetic analyses (Hardy Weinberg, tests for homogeneity, F statistics).
The Web based version is here and the downloadable version is here

Fstat (Goudet) - for population genetic analyses (Hardy Weinberg, tests for homogeneity, F statistics)

Vortex (Lacy, R) - Population Viability Analyses (we will use a windows version of this package).

Colony (Wang) - ML method to assign parentage and kinship

WhichParents (Eichert & Hedgecock) - Kinship analysis by exclusion